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28 September 2008 @ 09:25 pm
i'm the only one to blame  
I don't usually post about my dreams (except for that one time I dreamt I was a man-eating purple sheep, because that shit's just funny). I'll make another exception for the dream I had about PSTUMP'S BABY.

I was at a magazine stand and he was on the front page of Hello!, avec girlfriend and baby. The article said, 'Patrick joins his bandmates Pete and Andy in having a baby' and I was all, HOLLA, MINI-ANDY. The spread was mainly pictures, of course, because the people who run Hello! don't think the people who buy Hello! can read. (My dreams are very accurate and true to life, obviously.) (Incidentally, whoever stole Panic's exclamation mark should steal Hello!'s.)

Mainly, though, I was astonished that I hadn't heard about Patrick dating Colleen Rooney, the mother of his child.

Okay, this video.

Regarding which I am also posting, simply because I nerved myself up to watch it and if I had to suffer, so shall ye. I don't know why I'm nervous about watching band vids and not about, say, being asked to DRAW THE BLOOD SUPPLY TO THE LIVER, but if we knew everything what would god have left to tell us on the Last Day? (Aside from 42.)

#1: wow, toastmasters much? I haven't heard so many ums and ehs since the last time I listened to someone present a history. IE three days ago.

#2: they say 'disco' funny. Like, dee-sko. Funny haha AND funny peculiar.

#3: Ryan has the best poker face ever, but really? Half of the humour in a joke comes from the delivery of the punch line. He must get people going, 'Wait - what? Did he just make a joke? Was it supposed to be funny? Is it too late to laugh?' A LOT.

#4: we had a tutorial the other day wherein one of my classmates was told to go stand in a corner and say 'I will never use the term 'weak pulse' again' for ten minutes. I kind of wanted Spencer to do the same with 'Conciseness is my friend.'

#5: cryogenically freezing just one vocal cord wouldn't do much good, because the whole point is that the two of them vibrate together to make sound. Sry, Jon. I think that's what they call 'pot logic.'

#6: maybe one of Brendon's vocal cords was stolen and that's why he was so very, very silent.

#7: they all seemed so completely off their faces, like they were drunk past the point of articulation. I'm pretty sure Ryan was asleep at some point.

#8: I saw one of these before on actual TV, with just Ryan and Spencer; my brother came in and said of Ryan, 'He fancies him,' of Spencer.

#9: they brought props! Well. Spencer brought props. Spencer Thinks Ahead (but does not Practise His Speeches).

#10: there is no #10.
Current Mood: crazycrazy
Current Music: love is noise (the verve)
uminohikariuminohikari on September 28th, 2008 09:04 pm (UTC)
Too many ums! It made me bored >>
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: bands: PATD: 9 in the afternoonscoradh on September 28th, 2008 09:05 pm (UTC)
I know ... I kind of feel guilty thinking that, because they are Panic and awesome! - but they were.
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every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Art: hipposcoradh on September 28th, 2008 09:41 pm (UTC)
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every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Art: realityscoradh on September 28th, 2008 09:47 pm (UTC)
idek, aren't they, like ... exactly the same magazine, essentially?
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every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Art: Pretty headscoradh on September 29th, 2008 07:09 pm (UTC)
I can't really tell the difference, aside from preferring Hello!. (Does this make me upper crust?!) Though I do notice Hello! bends over backwards never to insult anyone, while OK has those little boxes with not necessarily salubrious anecdotes. Hmm.
jehnt: sw - into the enemy's lairjehnt on September 28th, 2008 10:26 pm (UTC)

every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Art: Twins playing keyboardscoradh on September 28th, 2008 10:28 pm (UTC)
Spencer and Jon were the ones at the ends. Spencer did aaaaaaaaallllllll the talking.

I was. There was a bit. When Ryan was TWIRLING A YELLOW FLOWER THING.

But I'm sure there are better videos, and I'm pissed because, after all the effort I went to psyching myself to even watch it, it was DUMB.
you do not cross a sugarbaker woman: plea for gsf (patd)marksykins on September 28th, 2008 11:19 pm (UTC)
Haha, that was a bad video to watch if you're not used to Panic vids. I honestly love their interviews to a sickening degree, but a lot of people hate them and never get over it. Basically, they hate everything. Always. :D

They hate doing CD rundowns, they hate interviews, they hate these video countdown things. Brendon will either be totally silent or will never shut up and either way you will wonder what the hell is up with him. He gets protected by the other three a lot when the questions are prying. Ryan and Spencer will kind of be dicks in group interviews; I think their MO is to out-deadpan the other one. When it's just the two of them, if you can get over the lack of inflection, you'll get at least one awesome childhood story out of them. Jon will almost always go off-topic even when directly asked a question, and if it's just Ryan and Jon doing an interview, they'll try to make each other laugh. And they're almost always stoned and/or drunk.

The easiest videos to start with are the ones where it's just the four of them and they're not promoting for something else -- the backstage footage from their videos, the DVDs, and Honda Civic Tour are all fairly charming. If you're trying for interviews, then stick with Steven Smith or John Norris interviewing them. Ryan has boycrushes on them both and the band follows his lead most of the time.
mrsquizzical: panicmrsquizzical on September 28th, 2008 11:27 pm (UTC)
omg that's the best rundown of 'panic in interviews 101' ever!!!

*agrees with every word*
you do not cross a sugarbaker woman: was it dysentery? (p!atd: brendon/ryan)marksykins on September 28th, 2008 11:28 pm (UTC)

I maybe spend a lot of time thinking about this.
mrsquizzical: awesomespencermrsquizzical on September 28th, 2008 11:57 pm (UTC)
heee! i understand completely! these things are worthy of much thought.

i do think though with the monotone thing - ryan isn't expressionless and monotone, he just only shows it to people who have earned it. *nods*
you do not cross a sugarbaker woman: that '70s show (p!atd: ryan)marksykins on September 29th, 2008 07:41 pm (UTC)
Oh, definitely! They did that NPR interview a week or so ago and Ryan's voice had even more inflection than Brendon's. It was kind of adorable.

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every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Art: Converse kissscoradh on September 29th, 2008 07:16 pm (UTC)
Mmm, I think I've only watched one (or two?) before, involving Ryan answering listener questions with this insanely sarcastic drawl. I'm very with the concept of hating everything, as I hate everything, but they seem to have very little reason to hate everything? At least, compared to me.

That's where their privilege comes in, methinks. A band who had to work harder and longer for their level of success would probably be grateful that people want them to do countdowns, not disdainful. I wonder do they ever realise that? It's not necessarily a bad thing, but if it's ever taken away they'll be screwed.

Oh, just the IDEA of Ryan having boycrushes! It lights up my withered little soul.
you do not cross a sugarbaker woman: warmer in the basement (cs: gabe)marksykins on September 29th, 2008 07:40 pm (UTC)
I guess if I was them I'd be pretty sick of answering questions about gay rumors, Brendon's religion, Ryan's dad, the loss of the exclamation point, and the whys and hows about the change in their sound, too. So it's probably a your mileage may vary thing.

Haha, I think it just manifests differently. The bands that really earned their dues are some of the worst in interviews -- like Gabe Saporta is a great interviewee but you can only take maybe 20% of what he says as truth. Actually, that might be a high estimate. And Panic has gotten way, way better than they used to be. They actually answer questions occasionally now. :D

John Norris crushes on Ryan more than Ryan crushes on him, too! So doubly entertaining.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: bands: FOB: Pete the dinosaurscoradh on September 29th, 2008 07:47 pm (UTC)
I get that, but of course there's the flipside: even though WE all know about that, and most of their fans do too ... a lot of people don't. Like, six months ago I'd never heard of Panic in my life. If I didn't have lj and the internet and fantastic (slashy) primers, I'd be relying on mag articles and TV slots for that info. Neither of which have any longevity, so if I missed the ones six months ago, I'd need the ones now. I'm sure you know this already, but I doubt they ever sit down and think about it that way. The thing is, in their position I wouldn't be thinking much differently, but still. A leetle perspective? Admittedly difficult, from Mount Olympus. ;P

I'd do the exact same as Gabe - lie my head off. Why not? As long as it's entertaining! (And in the end Panic are the awkward little boys they used to be, because that's who everyone is. Do you ever leave high school? That's what I want to know.)

Ha, I totally need to youtube him now! Not that I know who he is or anything.

And I used to say that about Gerard Way.
you do not cross a sugarbaker womanmarksykins on September 29th, 2008 08:00 pm (UTC)
I find it hard to imagine that they never think of that sort of thing. But honestly they probably don't care much. The reason I don't bother judging them for it is I wouldn't either. Haha, I'm petty enough that I still get mad when people my age don't know the same obscure pop culture trivia from my childhood. Most people are likely on your side though! That's a sane reaction to things.

If fandom, celebrity following, college, post-grad, and working life have taught me one thing it's that no one leaves high school. Ever.

HA! You won't end up fangirling John Norris, I assure you. He's about fifty and still a MTV (in the U.S.) correspondent. I think bands just like him because he knows what he's talking about. You might end up fangirling Steven Smith of FUSE if you look into him, though. I like him enough that I wrote a primer about him for bandom_recs. :D
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Art: Bollywoodscoradh on September 29th, 2008 08:03 pm (UTC)
(The main reason I mention it at all is that I went into medicine instead of a literature degree because I couldn't justify how useless it would make me. Me, now, not lit majors in general. If I were them I'd worry that if I didn't care enough, everyone else would stop caring, because in the end there's SO MUCH music out there.

But I'm not them, fortunately for everyone, because the slash would be far less hot. :D)

Coolio, I'm agonna check that out. I love primers, but I haven't come across a new one in a while.
Lib: Panic Lovelibgirl on September 29th, 2008 03:34 am (UTC)

They're so ridiculous and I think that's why I like them. :D They seem very...complete I guess...with each other. :)

Also, Jon looks so big next to Ryan and Brendon--it made me laugh but also want Ryan to have like six milkshakes. ~eep~

Ryan is very amusing as was his senseless destruction of that flower.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Art: Heart treescoradh on September 29th, 2008 07:12 pm (UTC)
Yeah, but I find it's in an 'us against them' kind of way, which. If they weren't PAID ENTERTAINERS, I'd be more okay with.

Isn't he the littlest, though?! I suppose he makes up for it in arm bulk! I know Ryan is crazy skinny, but his fingers ... oh man. They make up for EVERYTHING. (Well, the dirty thoughts do.)
Liblibgirl on October 6th, 2008 01:45 am (UTC)
I guess for me, I don't consider this sort of stuff the stuff that I pay them to do. In my mind they're supposed to make and perform music and do it as well as possible. For that, I'm okay with it. I think also that a great deal of their attitudes during these things have to do with the general disinterest and ignorance on the part of the interviewers--when they have a knowledgeable and engaged interviewer they give good interviews.

Hehe on Ryan's fingers. I never noticed that about him until a fan pointed it out and now I always look for it. ;)

~icon love!!~
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Bands PATD Ryan rainbowscoradh on October 6th, 2008 07:05 am (UTC)
You're probably in the right rather than me. It's just. It's always going to bug me a little, I guess. I should probably watch one of their 'good' interviews and see the other side of the coin before I judge them too harshly, though.

They are porn ALL BY THEMSELVES.

Lord Marmaduke Newbrycatsmeat on September 29th, 2008 08:10 am (UTC)
so glad that my work pc doesn't have flash on it.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: bands: CS+TAI: Gabe's absscoradh on September 29th, 2008 07:10 pm (UTC)
Flash being...?
Lord Marmaduke Newbrycatsmeat on September 29th, 2008 11:06 pm (UTC)
flash player? pretty much everything that uses video on the internet uses flash in some way, shape or form. my work pc doesn't have it and i can't convince the it guy to put it on there